candlestick

1840


The Collected Letters, Volume 12


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TC TO THOMAS ERSKINE ; 15 September 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400915-TC-TE-01; CL 12: 260


TC TO THOMAS ERSKINE

[ca. 15 September 1840]

I have got lately, not till very lately, to fancy that I see in Cromwell one of the greatest tragic souls we have ever had in this kindred of ours. The matter is Past; but it is among the great things of the Past, which, seen or unseen, never fade away out of the Present.